Antonio Conte admits if he is sacked at Inter before Christmas, it’ll be ‘because I didn’t deserve’ to stay, but denies the squad is working against him.
The coach is under fire after another Champions League defeat, this time 2-0 at home to Real Madrid, leaving them with just two points from four rounds.
Conte was given the infamous Tapiro d’Oro trophy – the Golden Tapir – by satirical television show Striscia La Notizia today.
He was asked if he will ‘eat the panettone’ – a common phrase meaning he might not be around to enjoy the traditional Christmas delicacy at the club party.
“There is a lot of work to be done, but if I don’t eat the panettone, it’ll be because I didn’t deserve to,” replied Conte.
However, when asked if the team was working against him, his mood became more irritable.
“That’s a stupid question.”